- File Size: 343 KB
- Print Length: 142 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 12, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0082VL17K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,548 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
Fame and Fortune or, The Progress of Richard Hunter Kindle Edition
|Length: 142 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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Top Customer Reviews
Richard (formerly Dick) hopes to leave his past as a poor bootblack behind and enter the "'spectable" life as a young clerk. However, enemies from the past (and new enemies won by his saucy tongue) conspire in an attempt to drag him down with false accusations. Despite the moralistic tone of this tale, Richard's sharp tongue keeps things from getting too sugary sweet. It's up to Richard's friends, including his dependable (but kind of stick-in-the-mud) roommate Fosdick, to help him overcome the frame-up.
Overall the story and the characters make this a fun Alger tale - it's formulaic, sure, but it's got the spark of life that some of his other work lacks. The "bad guys" in particular are fun reading and there are enough "slice-of-1868" moments here to make it interesting from a historical point of view as well.